Outreach Clinic for indigenous communities

Project Outreach Clinic for indigenous communities
Objectives

To provide basic medical and dental care for indigenous communities

Project Partners Department of Orang Asli Development (JAKOA) and UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd
Activities

• Primary health and dental screening and treatment • Hygiene kit distributions and hygiene promotion

Locations Kampung Kuala Sengka and Kampung Air Pasir, Kluang
Period 9 June 2012
Accomplishments

Communities from two villages benefitted from this programme

Background

The indigenous community in Kluang, Johor faces many difficulties in accessing healthcare. This situation spurred MERCY Malaysia to offer its support by providing basic healthcare treatment and dental screening. This support has been provided since 2010.

MERCY Malaysia efforts

On 9 June 2012, 15 MERCY Malaysia volunteers participated in a one-day programme providing primary health and dental screenings treatments to the indigenous community in Kampung Kuala Sengka and Kampung Air Pasir, Kluang. The volunteers were divided into two groups, assisted MERCY Malaysia in setting up the clinics and conducted basic medical health screening, health talks and distributed hygiene kits for both villages. On the same day, MERCY Malaysia conducted a session to promote awareness on reproductive health issues and provided instruction on proper hygiene practices.